Derek has been trained from a young age (by his grandfather, father and uncles) in traditional fine woodworking and framing. He spent countless hours helping in his father and uncles’ cabinet shop. Derek started working at 13 building homes with his uncles. He has framed high end custom homes in the Cherry Creek and Cherry Hills neighborhoods, built and remodeled numerous homes, custom cabinets, furniture and most recently completed his first tiny home.
Our tiny homes are built with the most sustainable practices. We use reclaimed, re-purposed, secondhand materials and locally harvested beetle kill pine. We use local sheep wool (http://us.sheepwoolinsulation.com/why_wool/) or recycled denim for insulation. We hand build custom windows and cabinets in traditional mortise and tenon construction. The windows are each one of a kind examples of the finest quality craftsmanship. They are single pane with traditional shutters to keep your home or cabin snug on the coldest nights. Doors are all hand built from solid wood.
We prefer to build our tiny homes on skids to be moved by semi. This provides the ability to obtain a wider footprint (10′-14′) creating a more comfortable and spacious living area.